Florida Voting Facts

Compiled by the U.S. News Library Staff.

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Compiled by the U.S. News library staff

Presidential Primaries

Winners
Democrats

  • 1988 Michael Dukakis
  • 1992 Bill Clinton
  • 1996 uncontested—Bill Clinton
  • 2000 Al Gore
  • 2004 John Kerry

Republicans

  • 1988 George H.W. Bush
  • 1992 George H.W. Bush
  • 1996 Bob Dole
  • 2000 George W. Bush
  • 2004 uncontested—George W. Bush

Source: Florida Department of State - Election Results

2008 Election

Voter registration demographics

The Florida Department of State, Division of Elections has voter demographics on race only. It does not offer data on gender or age.

Race

  • White, non-Hispanic: 7,305,308
  • Hispanic: 1,131,419
  • Black, non-Hispanic: 1,235,552
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 123,871
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native: 28,847
  • Total: 10,203,112 (including others and unknown)

Source: 2008 County Voter Registration Totals - Division of Elections - Florida Department of State

General Election

Winners

  • 1988 George H.W. Bush
  • 1992 George H.W. Bush
  • 1996 Bill Clinton
  • 2000 George W. Bush
  • 2004 George W. Bush

Source: Florida Department of State - Election Results

Exit Poll Demographics

2004 Election

Gender

  • Male:  46%
  • Female:  54%

Race

  • White:  70%
  • African-American:  12%
  • Latino:  15%

Age

  • 18-29:  17%
  • 30-44:  27%
  • 45-59:  28%
  • 60 and older:  27%

Source: CNN.com Election 2004

Fun Facts About Florida

Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry was a write-in candidate in the 2000 election. Barry also ran an ersatz campaign in 2004 and is again in the current election.

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HBO is making a film about Florida's effect on the 2000 election. Recount features Kevin Spacey and is slated to première this spring.

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In 1904, Florida became the first state to select delegates for the national convention by using a public primary.

Source:

  • Orlando Sentinel